Ted Wragg Trust welcomes two new trustees to the Board.

The Ted Wragg Trust is delighted to announce that Ben Manning and Lindsay Hetherington have joined its Board of Trustees.

The new appointments bring a range of experience and knowledge which will have numerous positive impacts to further strengthen the board and help shape the work of the Trust over the coming years.

Moira Marder, Chief Executive of the Ted Wragg Trust, says: “We’d like to give a very warm welcome to Ben and Lindsay; between them they have a wealth of experience that will really contribute to the team and the vision of the Trust. It is a real testament to the Trust’s reputation that we have been able to attract such talent and I look forward to working with them as we strive to support all our young people over the months and years ahead.”

Andy Mulcock, Chair of Trustees, says: “We are immensely excited to be welcoming Ben and Lindsay to the Board. This is a hugely important time for the Trust not only as we emerge out of the closures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, but also as we head towards our 10-year anniversary, we will have grown to include 12 schools. We enthusiastically look forward to working with them.”

Ben Manning
Ben is the Deputy Principal at City College Plymouth and is enthusiastic about continually enhancing learning experiences through innovative and responsive curriculum opportunities alongside aspirational teaching and learning strategies. Ben has representation on various Boards and Committees across Plymouth and has also been a Magistrate for the last 15 years. Throughout his professional career, both in employment and through voluntary roles, he has gained a strong belief that all students deserve the best learning experience to enable them to realise their full potential as valued members of society. He has an unwavering commitment and passion for improving the outcomes for all learners and has taught and led in the education sector for over 18 years.


Lindsay Hetherington
Lindsay is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Head of Initial Teacher Education at the University of Exeter. An active educational researcher with interests in science education and teacher professional development, Lindsay has a strong understanding of evidence-based education and is committed to supporting schools in the effective use of research to inform and improve teaching and learning for all children. Lindsay is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Editor of the journal Research in Science and Technological Education. As Head of Initial Teacher Education, Lindsay is a member of the Russell Group ITE network and is familiar with education issues at local and national level.

Moira adds: “As an ambitious and inclusive trust of schools, we are committed to strengthening our communities through excellent education. With a rich and diverse group of like-minded individuals within our Board of Trustees we will continue to help transform lives through learning.”

The Ted Wragg Trust consists of 12 schools across Devon and Plymouth to include; Isca Academy, Cranbrook Education Campus, St James School, Exwick Heights Primary School, West Exe School, Whipton Barton Federation, St Luke’s Church of England School, Marine Academy Plymouth, Marine Academy Primary, All Saints Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s School.

Find out more about the Ted Wragg Trust team and Board of Trustees.